At the Parish Council meeting, Don Mildenhall of the Lympstone History Society showed a DVD of how the Parish coped with the last bout of severe weather, many years ago. This showed that local self help was the only answer as there was no help from the County or District Council.

This is the lesson that we have learnt from the severe weather in December 2010 and so in some ways it is uncomfortable to know that little has changed in 30 years except the level of Council Tax. The Parish Council is preparing for this by looking into ways of organising help by local people. If you have ideas or feel that you can help, please let David Atkins or David Young know what you can do.